The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the attention given to children's literature, both within the academy and beyond it. Children's fiction is now a vigorous and diverse area taught throughout the English-speaking world at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level, in English departments and in centres for the study of childhood, besides its longstanding role as a component of degrees in Education, Library and Information Studies. Teaching Children's Fiction is the result of a collaboration by a group of experienced teachers and scholars in the field, and explores the most effective ways to study and teach the subject. Each of the essays in this book focuses on a different aspect of children's literature studies, and blends expository information with ideas for practical classroom applications. Including a comprehensive collection of resources for those planning and teaching courses in children's fiction, this first book in the 'Teaching the New English' series will be invaluable for all higher-education teachers of children's fiction.